Glee keeps to June for 2023 and will be bigger

As the first Glee to be held in June closes. The view from the floor was that the first two days of Glee was not as busy, but the major buyers were there. Organisers reveal an extra hall for 2023. Read more

Amberol and Leafield Environmental join forces

Leafield Environmental has acquired Amberol which brings together two businesses with eight decades’ worth of experience in manufacturing sustainable plastic products. Read more

Amberol planters

Supplier concerns about overstocks as sales fall

Supplier concerns about overstocks is growing as the season tails off early.  But leading suppliers say they will deal with it and will not lose their long-term focus. Read more

Additional storage at Woodlodge

Blaze at Grosvenor Garden Centre

Today at around 3.30am in the morning the warehouse at Blue Diamond's Grosvenor Garden Centre in Chester caught fire damaging a large amount of stock.  The garden centre remains closed. Read more

Fire at Grosvenor Garden Centre

Cherry Lane celebrates 17 garden centres in 21 years

Value garden centre group Cherry Lane is celebrating its 21st anniversary. The business has grown from three sites to 17 and has planned a month of events, activities and special treats. Read more

Nick Rubins and team at Pulham Market

Online appointment booking introduced for Solex

Solex has created an online appointment booking system which allows visitors to book a meeting prior to or during the show with the exhibitor of their choice. Read more

Dobbies appoints new CFO

Dobbies has appointed Anthony Liam Grace as its new CFO.  An announcement is also expected on the refinancing of Dobbies £225m term loan. Read more

Another acquisition for Duke Street’s Compo

Duke Street has announced the acquisition of another business by Compo, one of Europe's leading suppliers of branded products for the home and garden. Read more

Frosts to sell Millets Farm as well as Brampton UPDATED

News has been broken by Robin Skilling, that the Frosts Garden Centre group is to sell a second of its four garden centres, with both sales completing in Mid-July. Read more

Millets Farm

Online retail growth in freefall in May

UK online retail sales reported a -8.7% Year-on-Year decrease in May 2022, with home and garden one of the worst performers. Read more

All-In-One garden centre to close

The Stafford family has announced that the All-In-One garden centre in Middleton, Manchester is to close in July after more than 51 years serving the community. Read more

Blue Diamond to install 300+ EV charging points

Mer has entered into an agreement with Blue Diamond to provide over 300 electric vehicle charge points at its 39 garden centres across the UK. Read more

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